Peace Gardens, Birmingham (also known as St. Thomas' Peace Garden)8372

West Midlands, England

Brief Description

St Thomas' Church forms the focal point of the garden. The church was bombed in 1940 and was never repaired, and stands as a memorial alongside ornate steel gates and railings.

History

St. Thomas' Church was built in 1825 and much of it was destroyed in 1940. In 1955, the gardens around it were laid out to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1995, they were re-designed to commemorate 50 years since the end of World War 2.